SEC Baseball Series Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Auburn

Auburn-Arkansas SEC baseball series preview

Arkansas travels to Auburn for a 3-game, Friday-Sunday SEC baseball series. 14Powers.com SEC Baseball previews this series and predicts the series winner.

By 14Powers SEC Baseball Staff

Robert Moore of Arkansas
Robert Moore of Arkansas
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Plainsman Park (4,096)
Sonny DiChiara of Aubur
Sonny DiChiara of Auburn

Series Schedule May 6-8

  Day Start Time (ET) TV Tickets
Game 1 Friday 8:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets
Game 2 Saturday 5:30 PM SEC Network Tickets
Game 3 Sunday 2:00 PM SEC Network+ Tickets

Team Statistical Comparisons

Hitting

  BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR SF BB Bunts SB
Arkansas 0.280 0.386 316 414 86 10 66 18 221 10 38
Auburn 0.291 0.395 326 452 86 7 47 26 226 11 36

Pitching & Fielding

  ERA K/9 OBA HA/9 HB SWR WHIP HR BB/9 DP F%
Arkansas 3.27 10.5 0.218 7.10 43 2.55 1.24 26 4.11 41 0.984
Auburn 4.38 10.3 0.252 8.57 39 2.54 1.40 48 4.04 37 0.979

Statistical Leaders

Arkansas Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Michael Turner Arkansas 0.331 0.404 52 11 1 6 35 20 0
Chris Lanzilli Arkansas 0.318 0.423 47 6 0 6 22 21 3
Cayden Wallace Arkansas 0.309 0.408 54 12 1 6 36 29 10
Jalen Battles Arkansas 0.284 0.348 46 9 1 7 26 16 1
Braydon Webb Arkansas 0.282 0.411 35 3 0 11 28 24 7
Brady Slavens Arkansas 0.263 0.328 40 8 3 11 43 16 1
Peyton Stovall Arkansas 0.263 0.365 36 6 0 3 16 17 1
Robert Moore Arkansas 0.229 0.379 36 13 2 4 30 28 5

Arkansas Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Connor Noland Arkansas 5 3 2.77 11 11 0 68 56 23 21 18 77 0.224
Hagen Smith Arkansas 6 2 3.75 11 11 0 57 49 25 24 28 61 0.234
Jaxon Wiggins Arkansas 5 1 5.75 11 11 0 51 47 33 33 31 59 0.240

Auburn Batting Leaders

Player Team AVG OBP H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
Sonny DiChiara Auburn 0.436 0.597 58 15 0 13 40 50 0
Blake Rambusch Auburn 0.362 0.445 67 9 1 3 32 20 13
Kason Howell Auburn 0.302 0.390 54 15 2 2 28 20 9
Brody Moore Auburn 0.271 0.345 46 8 0 3 24 19 3
Cole Foster Auburn 0.258 0.378 33 4 0 6 28 20 0

Auburn Pitching Leaders

Player Team W L ERA APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Joseph Gonzalez Auburn 6 1 2.31 10 9 0 54 53 15 14 8 36 0.257
Trace Bright Auburn 2 4 4.29 11 11 0 56 51 32 27 25 63 0.239

Massey College Baseball Ranking Composite

Arkansas:

5

Auburn:

10

Arkansas Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
38 Mark Adamiak RHP 6′-4″ 230 R-So. Shawnee KS
2 Jalen Battles INF 6′-2″ 205 Sr. San Antonio TX
8 Jace Bohrofen OF 6′-2″ 200 So. Oklahoma City OK
59 Issac Bracken RHP 6′-0″ 195 Grad. Berthoud CO
46 Tyler Cacciatori RHP 6′-6″ 235 R-Fr. Sheridan AR
31 Dylan Carter RHP 6′-2″ 205 Jr. Bentonville AR
16 Gabe D’Arcy OF 6′-3″ 225 Fr. San Clemente CA
5 Kendall Diggs INF 6′-1″ 200 Fr. Olathe KS
37 Jake Faherty RHP 6′-3″ 180 Fr. Georgetown KY
58 Evan Gray RHP 6′-4″ 205 R-So. Swansea IL
3 Zack Gregory OF 5′-10″ 185 R-Jr. Keller TX
34 Nick Griffin LHP 6′-4″ 195 R-Fr. Monticello AR
18 Chris Lanzilli INF/OF 6′-2″ 225 Grad. Stoneham MA
15 Dylan Leach C 5′-11″ 200 So. Carthage TX
29 Austin Ledbetter RHP 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Bryant AR
50 Matthew Magre LHP 6′-1″ 210 So. Fayetteville AR
41 Will McEntire RHP 6′-4″ 225 R-So. Bryant AR
1 Robert Moore INF 5′-9″ 170 Jr. Leawood KS
32 Zack Morris LHP 6′-3″ 220 Jr. Cabot AR
27 Nick Moten RHP 6′-1″ 210 Fr. Florissant MO
13 Connor Noland RHP 6′-2″ 210 Sr. Greenwood AR
36 Peyton Pallette RHP 6′-1″ 180 Jr. Benton AR
43 Miller Pleimann RHP 6′-4″ 200 R-Jr. Fayetteville AR
4 Jude Putz INF 6′-0″ 170 Fr. Loch Loyd MO
28 Kole Ramage RHP 6′-1″ 205 R-Sr. Southlake TX
17 Brady Slavens INF/OF 6′-3″ 205 Sr. Olathe KS
33 Hagen Smith LHP 6′-3″ 210 Fr. Bullard TX
44 Max Soliz Jr. C/OF 6′-5″ 220 Fr. Madison AL
55 Gabriel Starks RHP 6′-1″ 220 So. Pine Bluff AR
10 Peyton Stovall INF 5′-11″ 190 Fr. Haughton LA
39 Evan Taylor LHP 6′-4″ 250 Sr. Florence AL
48 Heston Tole RHP 6′-6″ 210 So. Wichita Falls TX
35 Vincent Trapani RHP 6′-1″ 225 Fr. Eau Claire WI
20 Elijah Trest RHP 6′-3″ 225 Sr. White Oak TX
12 Michael Turner C/INF 6′-2″ 205 Grad. Warren OH
25 Brady Tygart RHP 6′-2″ 205 Fr. Hernando MS
9 Drake Varnado INF 6′-1″ 175 Fr. Port Neches TX
88 Zebulon Vermillion RHP 6′-5″ 230 R-Sr. Prairie Village KS
7 Cayden Wallace INF/OF 6′-1″ 205 Grad. Greenbrier AR
24 Braydon Webb OF 6′-0″ 200 Grad. McKinney TX
22 Jaxon Wiggins RHP 6′-6″ 225 So. Roland OK

Auburn Roster

NO. Name Pos. HT WT Class City ST
46 Chase Allsup RHP 6′-1″ 220 Fr. Dothan AL
41 John Armstrong RHP 5′-11″ 200 Fr. Marietta GA
52 Jordan Armstrong RHP 6′-2″ 184 Sr. McDonough GA
18 Mason Barnett RHP 6′-0″ 218 Jr. Cartersville GA
31 Mike Bello OF 6′-1″ 190 Fr. Oak Ridge NJ
34 Ben Bosse RHP 6′-1″ 194 Fr. Brenham TX
21 Trace Bright RHP 6′-4″ 199 Jr. Montgomery AL
3 Brayton Brown OF 5′-9″ 180 Jr. Selma AL
51 Luke Burk IF 6′-0″ 219 Jr. Galena MO
40 Blake Burkhalter RHP 6′-0″ 204 Jr. Dothan AL
19 Brooks Carlson IF 5′-11″ 192 Gr. Mobile AL
23 Parker Carlson RHP 6′-1″ 170 Fr. Mobile AL
54 Konner Copeland LHP 6′-2″ 178 So. Satsuma AL
17 Sonny DiChiara IF 6′-1″ 263 Sr. Hoover AL
57 Tyler Drabick RHP 6′-2″ 193 Gr. North Canton OH
6 Ryan Dyal C 5′-10″ 197 R-So. Senoia GA
11 Garrett Farquhar IF 5′-11″ 187 5th Hoover AL
7 Cole Foster IF 6′-1″ 190 So. Plano TX
14 Brooks Fuller LHP 6′-3″ 210 Sr. Auburn AL
45 Joseph Gonzalez RHP 6′-4″ 230 So. Humacao P.R.
9 Cade Granzow RHP 6′-3″ 220 Fr. Franklin TN
2 Josh Hall OF 5′-9″ 192 R-Jr. Homewood AL
38 Wesley Helms IF 6′-0″ 180 Fr. Birmingham AL
16 Cam Hill IF/LHP 6′-5″ 215 So. Madison AL
10 Trevor Horne RHP 6′-3″ 196 Fr. Phenix City AL
5 Kason Howell OF 6′-0″ 180 Sr. Argyle TX
43 Chase Isbell RHP 6′-2″ 198 Jr. Riverside AL
37 Mason Land IF 5′-10″ 173 Jr. Cantonment FL
28 Nate LaRue C/RHP 6′-3″ 217 Jr. Mobile AL
4 Brody Moore IF 5′-11″ 183 Sr. Oneonta AL
33 Will Morrison RHP 6′-1″ 202 R-Jr. Cullman AL
72 Brody Moss IF 5′-11″ 173 Fr. Helena AL
20 Hayden Mullins LHP 6′-0″ 194 Jr. Gallatin TN
44 Grant Newton RHP 6′-4″ 236 Jr. Orange County CA
27 Bobby Peirce OF 6′-2″ 181 R-Jr. Scottsdale AZ
1 Blake Rambusch IF 5′-9″ 175 R-Jr. Austin TX
13 Ben Schorr C 6′-0″ 185 R-Fr. Columbus GA
47 Tommy Sheehan LHP 6′-0″ 209 Gr. Brielle NJ
55 Seaver Sheets IF/RHP 5′-9″ 255 Fr. Monroe LA
29 Carson Skipper LHP 6′-2″ 211 Sr. Trussville AL
32 Carson Swilling RHP 5′-11″ 196 So. Smiths Station AL
24 Peyton Sybrandt C 6′-3″ 224 R-Fr. Baton Rouge LA
22 Garrett Wade LHP 6′-3″ 199 R-Jr. Hartselle AL
8 Bryson Ware OF 6′-2″ 193 Jr. MadIson MS
50 Jake Wyandt C 5′-11″ 195 Gr. Laurel Md.

Arkansas Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 4:00 PM ET Illinois State 3 Arkansas 2 SEC Network+
19-Feb Illinois State 1 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
20-Feb 2:00 PM ET Illinois State 2 Arkansas 4 SEC Network+
25-Feb 8:00 PM ET Arkansas 5 Indiana 2 SEC Network+
26-Feb 7:00 PM ET Stanford PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
27-Feb 7:00 PM ET Stanford 5 Arkansas 0 SEC Network+
2-Mar 4:00 PM ET Omaha 3 Arkansas 15 SEC Network+
4-Mar 4:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 7 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET SE Louisiana 1 Arkansas 11 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET SE Louisiana PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
10-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC 4 Arkansas 12 SEC Network+
10-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
11-Mar 4:00 PM ET UIC Arkansas SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET UIC 1 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
13-Mar 1:30 PM ET UIC 8 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:30 PM ET Grambling 1 Arkansas 14 SEC Network+
16-Mar 5:00 PM ET Grambling 3 Arkansas 13 SEC Network+
18-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 2 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
19-Mar 7:30 PM ET Kentucky 9 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
20-Mar 3:00 PM ET Kentucky 1 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
23-Mar 4:00 PM ET Omaha PPD Arkansas PPD SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Missouri 5 SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 5 Missouri 7 SEC Network
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 6 Missouri 4 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:30 PM ET Little Rock 8 Arkansas 16 SEC Network+
29-Mar 5:00 PM ET Little Rock 8 Arkansas 16 SEC Network+
1-Apr 7:00 PM ET Mississippi St 1 Arkansas 8 SEC Network
2-Apr 7:30 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 12 SEC Network+
3-Apr 3:00 PM ET Mississippi St 5 Arkansas 3 SEC Network+
5-Apr TBA C Arkansas 9 Arkansas 21 SEC Network+
7-Apr 7:00 PM ET Arkansas 8 Florida 1 SEC Network
8-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas 2 Florida 7 SEC Network+
9-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 7 Florida 9 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:30 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff 0 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
13-Apr 5:00 PM ET AR-Pine Bluff 0 Arkansas 15 SEC Network+
14-Apr 7:30 PM ET LSU 4 Arkansas 5 SEC Network+
15-Apr 7:00 AM ET LSU 0 Arkansas 4 SEC Network
16-Apr 3:00 PM ET LSU 2 Arkansas 6 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:30 PM ET Arkansas State 1 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
20-Apr 5:00 PM ET Arkansas State 3 Arkansas 10 SEC Network+
22-Apr 8:30 PM ET Arkansas 1 Texas A&M 2 SEC Network
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET Arkansas 3 Texas A&M 1 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET Arkansas 10 Texas A&M 11 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET C Arkansas 1 Arkansas 2 SEC Network+
29-Apr 7:30 PM ET Ole Miss 4 Arkansas 2 SEC Network+
30-Apr 8:00 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Arkansas 6 ESPN2
1-May 2:00 PM ET Ole Miss 3 Arkansas 4 ESPN2
3-May 7:30 PM ET Missouri State 6 Arkansas 4 SEC Network+
6-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
7-May 5:30 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network
8-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
13-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
14-May 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
15-May 3:00 PM ET Vanderbilt Arkansas SEC Network+
19-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
20-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
21-May TBA Arkansas Alabama SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE TIME GUEST
RUNS
HOME
RUNS
TV/NOTES
18-Feb 12:00 PM ET Auburn 0 Oklahoma 3 SEC Network+
19-Feb 4:00 PM ET Texas Tech 1 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
20-Feb 11:30 AM ET Auburn 12 Kansas State 1 SEC Network+
23-Feb 7:00 PM ET Troy 1 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
25-Feb 7:00 PM ET Yale 0 Auburn 9 SEC Network+
26-Feb 3:00 PM ET Yale 5 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
27-Feb 2:00 PM ET Yale PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
1-Mar 7:00 PM ET Alabama State 7 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
2-Mar 7:00 PM ET UAB 1 Auburn 16 SEC Network+
4-Mar 7:00 PM ET Rhode Island 2 Auburn 7 SEC Network+
5-Mar 3:00 PM ET Rhode Island 0 Auburn 16 SEC Network+
6-Mar 2:00 PM ET Rhode Island 1 Auburn 14 SEC Network+
8-Mar 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech Auburn SEC Network+
11-Mar 7:00 PM ET MTSU 10 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
12-Mar 3:00 PM ET MTSU PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
13-Mar 2:00 PM ET MTSU 7 Auburn 10 SEC Network+
15-Mar 7:00 PM ET Kennesaw State PPD Auburn PPD SEC Network+
17-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 13 Auburn 6 SEC Network
18-Mar 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss 5 Auburn 19 SEC Network+
19-Mar 3:00 PM ET Ole Miss 15 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
22-Mar 7:00 PM ET South Alabama 3 Auburn 13 SEC Network+
25-Mar 7:30 PM ET Auburn 6 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
26-Mar 3:00 PM ET Auburn 4 Texas A&M 5 SEC Network+
27-Mar 2:00 PM ET Auburn 13 Texas A&M 9 SEC Network+
29-Mar 7:00 PM ET J’Ville St 5 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
31-Mar 7:00 PM ET Auburn 6 LSU 5 SEC Network
1-Apr 7:30 PM ET Auburn 2 LSU 9 SEC Network+
2-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 6 LSU 4 SEC Network+
5-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 6 UAB 4
8-Apr 7:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 1 Auburn 5 SEC Network+
9-Apr 5:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 19 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
10-Apr 2:00 PM ET Vanderbilt 2 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
12-Apr 7:00 PM ET Samford 1 Auburn 4 SEC Network+
14-Apr 8:00 PM ET Auburn 6 Mississippi St 7 SEC Network
15-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 5 Mississippi St 9 SEC Network+
16-Apr 2:00 PM ET Auburn 3 Mississippi St 2 SEC Network+
19-Apr 7:00 PM ET Alabama State 5 Auburn 6 SEC Network+
20-Apr 6:00 PM ET Auburn 14 Kennesaw State 1 SEC Network+
22-Apr 7:00 PM ET South Carolina 3 Auburn 6 SEC Network+
23-Apr 3:00 PM ET South Carolina 6 Auburn 8 SEC Network+
24-Apr 2:00 PM ET South Carolina 0 Auburn 2 SEC Network+
26-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 J’Ville St 4 ESPN+
29-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 4 Tennessee 17 SEC Network
30-Apr 7:00 PM ET Auburn 8 Tennessee 6 SEC Network
1-May 1:00 PM ET Auburn 3 Tennessee 5 SEC Network+
6-May 7:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
7-May 5:30 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network
8-May 2:00 PM ET Arkansas Auburn SEC Network+
10-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Troy
13-May 8:30 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network
14-May TBA Alabama Auburn SEC Network+
15-May 4:00 PM ET Alabama Auburn SEC Network
17-May 7:00 PM ET Auburn Samford
19-May 6:30 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
20-May 6:30 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
21-May 2:00 PM ET Auburn Kentucky SEC Network+
May 24-29 SEC Baseball Tournament
Jun 3-27 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

Arkansas-Auburn Series Prediction

The Arkansas Razorbacks have won the last three series and five of the last six since Auburn reeled off five consecutive series victories between 2010-14. The Razorbacks last swept the Tigers in Auburn back in 2009, while its last sweep came in 2018. Auburn’s last sweep came in back-to-back seasons in 2000 (Fayetteville) and 2001 (Auburn). It’s been a tightly contested series with Auburn holding a 15-14 lead since 1992. However, the Razorbacks are 44-43 in regular-season games in that span.

Arkansas continued its home dominance with its 12th consecutive SEC home series victory last weekend over Ole Miss. The Razorbacks have been nearly as strong on the road, posting a 9-4 conference road series record over the last three seasons. They have dropped their last two road series. For the third straight season, Arkansas has posted at least 14 wins after seven weeks (15 in 2019 & 2021).

Auburn is 5-2 since starting 7-7 and has won its last two SEC home series, including a sweep over South Carolina two weeks ago. This is the third time since 2010, the Tigers have at least a dozen conference victories after seven weeks (12 in 2010, 14 in 2017). They have 14 SEC home series wins over the last five seasons. (Source: SEC)

Arkansas has a considerable pitching edge in this one while Auburn has a small advantage in hitting. The hogs have struggled the past couple of road series and lost a home game to a way down Ole Miss team in their last series. Auburn seems to play well at home but did lose their opening SEC series to Ole Miss, again a way down team. This one is about even to me. It could go either way. So we go with the home team but anything can happen.

Auburn 2 wins, Arkansas 1 wins

Complete analysis of Arkansas‘s upcoming SEC baseball series at Auburn including key players, stats comparison, schedules/results, rosters and a prediction of the series winner.

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